That was a very comfortable half for the Dutch. A split-second misjudgement from David Alaba allowed Memphis Depay to ram home an early penalty, and both he and the captain Gini Wijnaldum could have made it 2-0 just before the break. Austria had plenty of the ball and did precisely bugger all with it.
As a neutral, I prefered it when the Netherlands went Brendan Rodgers 2014 in their opening match and just tried to outscore Ukraine rather than focus on being organised at the back. It was far more entertaining!
But they are as comfortable as anything right now. They could and probably should be two or three nil up.
David Alaba has had a tough 45 minutes – it will be a stern talking to for his team-mates and maybe a change of formation that could possibly get them back into this game, but it’s been a good first half.
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